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20 minutes ago, Lynda486 said:

I did that first time, but they never told me to stop.

so they knew you were smoking but said nothing about it?

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I'm lucky that I've never smoked, so this doesn't apply to me, but I'm weighing in because in the orientation and subsequent seminars I sat in on the surgeon and staff really stressed how important it is for the WLS patient to stop smoking.

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Why would anyone go through surgery designed to help them get healthier and then continue to smoke.

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2 minutes ago, elcee said:

Why would anyone go through surgery designed to help them get healthier and then continue to smoke.

not sure, I don't judge people.

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I have started smoking again two weeks after surgery and i was fine afterwards, but my doctor's instruction are a month and half though

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21 hours ago, elcee said:

Why would anyone go through surgery designed to help them get healthier and then continue to smoke.

Because cigarettes are very addictive. Much like some here are addicted to food, others are addicted to cigs.

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Because cigarettes are very addictive. Much like some here are addicted to food, others are addicted to cigs.
Consider using Chantix. I took it a month before I had to do my surgery in May 2019. I haven't smoked since then. I dont even crave it because it takes the craving away. And Im around people who smoke everyday. Its covered by most insurances as well.

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Do any of you continue to smoke after surgery?
No I didn't pick up that habit back up. I got help with a medication called Chantix. Most insurances cover the cost. It works. I dont even have an urge to smoke.

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35 minutes ago, ruthalbert21 said:

Consider using Chantix. I took it a month before I had to do my surgery in May 2019. I haven't smoked since then. I dont even crave it because it takes the craving away. And Im around people who smoke everyday. Its covered by most insurances as well.

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That stuff has black box warning and can be very dangerous. I have not smoked in 10 years now.

i am glad that it worked for you.

Edited by Losingit2018

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